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Sony MDR-XB550AP

alaTest has collected and analyzed 75 reviews of Sony MDR-XB550AP. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and price. The comfort and bass quality are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the portability.

sound, bass quality, comfort, price, usability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sony MDR-XB550AP is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Sony MDR-XB550AP review

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Sony's 'extra bass' range is all about increased power in the low end of the sound range, aimed at fans of dance music and hip hop. The MDR-XB550AP headphones are a wired, on-ear member of this range. We sent them to our lab to find out whether these...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Bikram Singh Negi (

Sony MDR XB550AP Headphones Review- Great value for money


Sony MDR XB550AP is a pair of Extra bass headphones that feature 30mm driver, wired connectivity, gold plated audio jack and a lot of bass inside them.

• Great form factor ; • Comfortable fitting ; • Lightweight ; • Non-tangling wire ; • Audio quality is good

• Not so great microphone ; • Audio output greatly varies from device to device

The Sony MDR XB550AP is a pair of Xtra bass headphones, and the headphones continue the legacy exceptionally well. There is a lot of punchy bass in there for you to enhance your overall EDM or trance experience. The headphones can also be used for...

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Great Headphones


Very comfy even after long periods of wearing them and great sound

May, 2018

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I'm so happy about my choice!! Just received a parcel , this headphones are packed very nice-sound is really BASSY - that is exactly what I was looking for :D Very good product for this prize :D Highly recommend

Apr, 2018

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Great sound


I purchased this for use on my stereo in the bedroom. The sound is excellent

Apr, 2018

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Excellent product - perfect!


I have been looking on line for good value earphones for my children at Christmas. I liked the design and colour of the earphones, they come in various colours. Instructions were easy to follow and the padding on the earphones exceptionally...

Feb, 2018

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Best headphones for the price


Bought this recently, and very happy with it. before, i used in-ear headphones, but found that my hearing was diminished in 1 ear and i couldn't get good sound quality. Bought these when they were recommended by my nurse and, boy, i love them. Good...

Feb, 2018

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Extra-bass Sony Headphones


Extra bass headphones by Sony is excellent buy the sound Quality is superb the sub bass line in music is good and Extra Bass bring out the bass line in all the music I play,A really excellent buy for all heavy Bass lovers

Jan, 2018

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Bright red and bold statement


Love these headphones. Comfortable, great noise reduction from external noise.

Jan, 2018

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Great sound


Love everything about them,design and sound quality very good

Jan, 2018

Product Specifications


Buttons quantity:1
Colour of product:Black / Blue / Green / Red / White
Control type:In-line control
Headset type:Binaural
Wearing style:Head-band


Acoustic system:Closed
Diaphragm material:Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)
Driver Type:Dynamic
Driver unit:3
Ear coupling:Circumaural / Supraaural
Headphone frequency:5 - 22000
Headphone sensitivity:102
Magnet type:neodymium
Wearing style:Head-band

Packaging Data

User guide:Y
Warranty card:Y


Connectivity Technology:Wired

Ports & interfaces

2.5 mm connector:N
2x 3.5 mm connectors:N
3.5 mm connector:Y
Cable Length:1.2
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Connector contacts plating:Gold
Interface Type:3.5 mm (1/8")

Technical Details

Plug Type:Type L (IT)

Weight & Dimensions